Mark A Vitale

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Rocket Calendar

Download on the Mac App Store

Rocket Calendar is a speedy, always-accessible calendar that lives in your menu bar. You can quickly check dates, navigate between months, and even copy the selected date to your clipboard! Heading back to today’s date is always a single click away.

Dark Mode Screenshot

Light Mode Screenshot

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change the theme of the menu?

Dark and Light appearances are both supported and you can change the color of the selected date by changing your system accent color. All of these settings are available in System Preferences on the General tab.

System Preferences General Tab Screenshot

How do I change the format of the copied date?

The format for the copied date can be customized by changing the “short” date format in System Preferences.

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Go to the “Language and Region” section
  3. Select the “Advanced…” button on that page
  4. Select the “Dates” tab along the top of the pane
  5. Change the format for the “Short” option as you desire

Note: Changing this will modify how the date is displayed throughout the OS and other apps

Date Format Settings

Can I have Rocket Calendar launch automatically when I start my computer?

You can have Rocket Calendar launch automatically when you log in.

  1. Open the Rocket Calendar menu
  2. Select “Preferences”
  3. In the Preferences window, check the box for “Launch Rocket Calendar automatically”

Preferences Pane Screenshot

Can I set up a global keyboard shortcut for opening Rocket Calendar?

To setup a global keyboard shortcut for Rocket Calendar:

  1. Open the Rocket Calendar menu
  2. Select “Preferences”
  3. In the Preferences window, click Record Shortcut
  4. Press the keyboard shortcut you want to use to launch the Rocket Calendar Menu. ⇧⌘C is a commonly used shortcut but any valid combo is allowed.

Note: To remove the global keyboard shortcut, simply press the small close button next to the recorded shortcut.

Preferences Pane Screenshot

Privacy Policy

Rocket Calendar does not collect or store any data or personal information.


For any other feedback or questions, please reach out to [email protected].


Rocket Calendar is only possible through the use of some awesome open source projects.

Support the Developer

Rocket Calendar is completely free and ad-free. To show your support for this app and its donation-based business model, you can buy me a bourbon. Also consider donating to Sindre Sorhus whose libraries make this app possible.